I was commissioned to create a BBC Children in Need Super Movers Mash Up song for the 2018 “Get Your Ears On” campaign. The song had to be energetic, super fun and include the Children in Need/Super Movers messages outlined in a detailed brief.
Get active and raise money for #CiN with Pudsey’s #Supermovers routine! 🕺
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— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) November 7, 2018
“James brought our Super Movers Brain Boosters to life! Blending fun, humour and curriculum-linked content is a tall order but James managed a perfect mix. Throughout the process James absorbed and incorporated notes from the editorial and educational teams with ease, reacted to changes at short notice and always delivered on time. Receiving the fresh tracks was a joy. His music and lyrics have inspired primary schools children nationwide to move while they learn! Our campaign is receiving praise and appreciation from critics, teachers, pupils and parents nationwide!”
Dan Gooding – Executive Producer – BBC Learning/Super Movers
“James was one of three composers commissioned to compose and produce the songs, which form the backbone of the website’s educational resources. He was given a vague idea of the musical style, a page of very dry educational points he had to turn into fun, engaging lyrics; and then he was put through a convoluted process for changes and sign off. He managed all of this with good humour, professionalism and charm; delivering over 35 amazing songs for the Super Movers website that primary children up and down the UK really love.”
Sharon Hepburn – Series Producer – BBC Learning/Super Movers